In 1984, the classic film, “Footloose.” was released.  In 1998, Walter Bobbie, a University of Scranton graduate, adapted it into a stage play and it won four Tony Awards!  On Friday April 10th and Saturday 11th at 7:00pm, this iconic play will hit the stage feet first as North Pocono High School presents Footloose as its Spring Musical! Ren McCormack (Christian Brown) is unexpectedly transplanted from Chicago to the town of Bomont, where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock.  A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers. As a result, Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Alex Nebraski) responded by implementing an ordinance that prohibited dancing. When in Bomont, Ren meets and falls in love with the minister’s daughter, Ariel (Danielle Sanders). He challenges the ban and, in doing so, helps himself and the Reverend understand both the real meaning of forgiveness in each of their lives, and of coming to terms with challenges.

Tickets are $10.00 adults and $5.00 for students and faculty/staff.  Tickets will be on sale beginning April 6th, and they will also be available at the door prior to the performances.

A special FREE Senior Citizens Dinner Theater event will take place Thursday, April 9th.  It is for community members 55 yrs of age and older.  The pasta dinner will begin 5:00pm in the North Pocono High School cafeteria, and the production will begin in the auditorium at 6:00pm. Reservations for this free performance should be made by calling NPHS at (570) 842-7606.  Local transportation is available by calling (570) 842- 7893.  All reservations for the dinner theater performance should be made by Monday April 6.